By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to SB Nation, the Arkansas Razorbacks have parted ways with head coach Bret Bielema. His firing comes one week after the last FBS coach was fired in fellow Southeastern Conference head coach Butch Jones by the Tennessee Volunteers.
Bielema will coach the final game of the season this Friday against the Missouri Tigers. The Razorbacks are presently 4-7 on the season after being defeated by the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday.
Bielema, along with former athletic director Jeff Long have been embattled in recent weeks at the school. Long was fired by the school earlier this week.
The Razorbacks, according to reports, would like to hire Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn as its next head coach. SB Nation is reporting that if Malzahn would be hired, it could hand-pick its next athletic director.
Bielema has been the Razorbacks head coach for the past five seasons – and they are not bowl eligible. He came to the school after being the Wisconsin Badgers head coach.
With the Razorbacks, he went 29-33, including just 11-28 in the Southeastern Conference. Arkansas has only defeated the Ole Miss Rebels this season in the SEC.
There have been some things to happen this season for the Razorbacks, but that’s no excuses for their record, or his firing. Rawleigh Williams, a former running back, announced his retirement from college football in the spring.
During the season, Austin Allen suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. Cole Kelley, his back-up, got arrested on DUI charges on November 12th.
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